Thursday, May 7, 2009
Digitization is expensive, it's not what you what that nobody knows and nobody accesses your digital collections after you consumed so much resources to build them. It becomes common now that Libraries and Museum use social networking tools to publicize their digital collections. Flickr Commons is one of the initiatives that help promote institutions' digital collections. By putting digital collection into Flickr, more people discover and access the collections and help describe the photos by leaving comments and adding tags. And it is also a learning process and enjoyment. Readers learn and build up knowledge and enjoy by reading comments. The current members of Flickr Commons include the Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution, New York Public Library and The Field Museum Library and others.